May I suggest using a calendar?

Calendars are such useful things.

They remind us of holidays, birthdays, anniversaries.  They help us schedule and coordinate soccer games, football practice, dance class, gymnastics and lunch with a girl friend.  They are very useful when we need to remember important meetings we have scheduled.

Which is exactly why I should have written “Interview with Brooke Walker from Studio 5″ on my calendar a few weeks ago.

It was Monday, April 15th, one o’clock in the afternoon.  I had just finished lunch and was petting the dog, when I looked out my front window and saw Brooke walking to my door.  It hit me!  I have an interview with Studio 5 today!  Holy Forgetfulness Batman!  I opened the door and exclaimed,

“Brooke!  Hi!  Oh my gosh, I totally forgot about the interview today!”

In her graceful, professional way, Brooke asked if I would like to reschedule.  “No!  No, come in.  I’ll just run upstairs and change out of my sweats into something presentable!”  As I ran up the stairs, I asked Brooke for fashion advice.  She said to wear a solid colored shirt in a bright color.

“Please let me have something that fits that description…and dear heaven above, let it be CLEAN!”  I thought as I dashed upstairs.

The closet was good to me and I found something to throw on.  I combed my hair (LUCKILY I had washed it and applied make-up early that morning!)  Then I joined Brooke and Cory, the videographer, in the family room.

The interview was a delight because Brooke is such a delight.  I wasn’t nervous – there wasn’t time to be!  We talked about the concept of clicking and training our minds to think positively.  I shared our new Clicker Kits and even took them on a tour of our garage where we house all the clickers, stickers and other products on  The garage?  Yes, I actually took them in the garage.  Classy.  I know.  But no less classy than forgetting an interview, and I was on a roll.

Just a week later, the episode aired on Studio 5.  I was excited to watch it.  And a little nervous too.  Okay, a lot nervous.  Who wants to see themselves on tv?  But…

I loved it.

I loved everything about it.  (Except my hair sticking up a little and how goofy I look when I walk on the treadmill, but that isn’t Studio 5′s fault.)

So, as an experienced forgetter, I offer you this advice.  Use. A. Calendar.

Blog to you soon,


5 Responses to “May I suggest using a calendar?”

  1. Wendi Says:

    I thought it turned out great! I am really impressed with how poised you were and how beautiful you looked without even having any time to prepare. :)

  2. marisa smith Says:

    Dear Hilary,
    i am a huge fan in Calgary. i got to see you in person at the TOFW in Lethbridge. i even had the opportunity to get a picture with you:) I just can’t get enough of your wonderfully talented songs that bring out the spirit and touch me so deeply.

    i would have told you all of this in Lethbridge but i am quick to get emotional and then i can’t get anything out and feel silly. i am listening to your “I Will” song again and again right now and will be using it as our beehive camp theme song.

    i joined the church when i was 18 years old and had to really work at gaining a testimony prior to baptism with a family life that wasn’t always ideal and a father that thought the church was well in his words…”Just plain wacky.” i attended my first EFY in 1993 just after freshly getting baptised a month earlier and your song “He hears Me”was my first introduction to an amazingly talented person- yep that’s you!!:) I struggled long and hard even after I joined the church and many nights was spent listening to that beautiful song helping me to know that HE really was there and listening to me as I cried and felt so alone.

    i just really wanted you to know i love you and your talents and whenever I get the chance in group settings of LDS women or youth- my callings recently- i make sure it is a night or camp filled with your uplifting, spirit talking, toe tapping kind of time. We will be having an accessory exchange/Time out for women video watching fun night this Saturday at my house for all the woman that could not attend. You will be part of that night.
    I thought your studio 5 interview was great. i even posted it to my FB page. i have been watching studio 5 for 5 years and have even been on it myself Via phone. I love those guys over there too:)
    I love you
    your Testimony growing Fan in Canada

  3. Laura Says:

    Wow!! Totally impressed! I love how real and true you are! I love it! I am friends with Brooke and I don’t watch studio 5 everyday (not that I don’t love it, but who has the time!?) Anyway I was going through my Facebook messages and saw her link to the show that you were on! I immediately stopped and thought, well today is a exception. There will always be things to do. A mom’s job is never done, right!? I have loved your music for years and have all of your Cd’s. Your music has helped me through a lot of tough time in my life. I thought, there is no way I can not watch this. So I did. In fact my little 5 year old watched it with me. We loved it! We immediately wen to the website and ordered our clickers, and a few other really fun things!! I just knew this would change my life and my families for the better. In fact I went to my mom’s and my mother-in-law’s and showed them the link to the show. Well it has been a week a couple weeks now and even when we were waiting for our clickers to come in the mail, we st

  4. Laura Says:

    still clicked! I can honestly say it has changed our lives. We are happier, more productive, and all around just more positive. My daughter is just a ball of positive energy! She absolutely loves the clicker. She took it for show and tell. Now all of her friends want one. I love your message and I love you and how you share your wonderful talents! Thanks for everything you have done for me and my family!!!
    All the Best,
    ps- sorry I took too much room I wrote to much:) also the time above says it is 1:39 am it is about 7:48 pm

  5. Rebecca Says:

    I watched it knowing that it had been a “surprise” visit and was impressed with A) how clean your house was B) how nice your hair and makeup were C) how poised you were D) and how absolutely effective the whole segment was.

    Always a pro! (and you looked very natural on the treadmill btw!)

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